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CZAR WILL NOT
GRANT SUFFRAGE
ANNOUNCES HIS DECISION AT
COUNCIL
Peasants Burning and Looting Manor
Houses In Livonia— St. Peters.
burg Is Filled With
Troops
rlty, during which the guerrlllns killed
nltoKether thirty of the convoy or es
cort. The drugoona also left many
bodies of their enemies behind them.
It is inserted thut a Russian or a
German who Is classified with the Rus
sian oppressors duro not trnvel through
the country without an escort as the
raca feeling Is brenklng loose In pas
sionate hatred of all Russians or
aliens.
The overthrow of the Russian ad
ministration is not nlone the work of
the peasants. The school tenrchera of
the Pernau district met and decided to
tench the Ksthonlan Inngunge in the
schools while heretofore only Russian
has been taught, to destroy nil text
books in Russian nnd to reduce the
number of hours of religious instruc
tion. They nlso resolved to teach Rus
sian as one of the branches of study.
The diet of the Llvonlan nobles was
in session when the present disorders
began and the nobles adjourned on ac
count of the uprising. But before do-
Ing so they sent a memorial to the min
ister of the Intprlor In which they de
scribed the murders and devastation of
the revolutionists, expressod fear of a
terrific civil war and naked that the
government abolish martini law, ns its
enforcement could not repair the dam
age done.
The nobles nlso urged the government
to act energetically against the revolu
tionists, as otherwise a valuable part
of the empire would be ruined.
The Ksthonlnns demand that the gov
ernment abolish martial law, withdraw
the troops from the province, abrogate
the privileges of the nobility, partition
the government lnnds among the
peasants, make land rents illegal nnd
rule the country through the elected
representative assemblies, *:?:•■■
The ." new governor of the Baltic
provinces, it is announced here, Is
Count Sologub, who is expected. to have
an elected provincial council to assist
him in pacifying the country.
MILITARY IN CONTROL
Imperial Troops Have Situation in
Hand in St. Petersburg
By Associated Press
ST. PKTERKBURG, Dec. 21, 2:10 p.
m.— Since noon today the streets have
been filled with troops, and especially
those; in the industrial sections. The
railroad stations are In possession of
the military. Wholesale arrests of the
leaders of the workmen were made last
night. It is reported that the police
Include in their captures the members
of the second workmen's council, who
were placed in the fortress of St. Peter
nnd St. Paul with the members of the
first council who were arrested Satur
day night. A third council, however,
promptly took the place of the second.
The League of Leagues has issued an
appeal to the public asking for liberal
support of the proletariat, "which is
bearing .the brunt of the struggle for
the' emancipation of the nation."
The appeal stiys there is bound to
be much privation, stnrvation and even
death, and not only asks for material
nld, but proposes the Inauguration ot
free dining; rooms for workmen in all
parts of th<; city.
Moscow is already cut off from St.
Petersburg and with the provinces gen
erally there was no communication this
morning.
At Kokunhusen the chief of police
and his assistants were tried by a rev
olutionary tribunal and executed.
It turns out that Tukum, in Cour
land, only surrendered after a severe
light, which lasted for twelve hours.
The insurrectionists had fortified thfe
town by throwing up intrenchments
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rently captured by them. Th« trenches
wer# taken by storm, both Hides losing
heavily.
The latent Information from Khnrkoff
says that 10.000 revolutlonnrlM are un
der nrma and troops nre lieinft concen
trated for the purpose of recapturing
the city.
The strike started here nt noon vrry
tnmely. In the center of the city the
(hops were not cloned, the proprietors
having received guarantees that if
they remained open they would be
Riven ample protection and that any
deputntlon of strikers seeking by
threat* to force them to clone their
shops would be Immediately arrested.
There wan. however, a demonstration
In the industrial section.
The main Interest In the strike of the
railroad workmen centered In the War
saw section, where the government
was to make a test of Its ability by
moving a train for Berlin. The sta
tion was packed with troops. Promptly
at noon there wag a wild hurrah, ac
companied by the roar of escaping
rtpinn. and a few minutes later the
railroad men walked out of the yards
In a body. The authorities, however,
were prepared, and after n delny of
ten minutes a locomotive manned by
soldiers of a rnllrond battalion backed
Into the station and was coupled to
the waltlug train, which wns crowded
with people seeking to depart from th«
unhappy country. Lines of soldiers
with fixed bayonets flanked the train,
and an offlclnl with four soldiers en
tered the carriages and thoroughly
searched them In order to ascertain
if suspicious persons were on board.
As the official and his escort left
the train a signal was given and twen
ty soldiers entered the baggage cars,
while another detachment was scat
tered throughout the carriages. The
train then pulled out. An extra car,
loaded with wrecking apparatus, was
attached to the train to be used In
case of accidents between stations. The
usual mall car was missing. At other
stations similar precautions will be
taken. In the manufacturing districts
beyond the Warsaw and Narva gates,
in the Schlusselberg district, and in tho
directions on both sides of the Neva,
the workmen generaly obeyed the sum
mons to strike, and promptly at 12
o'clock thousands of them emerged to
the street. Police, Cossacks, soldiers
of the guard regiments and other pa
trols were everywhere, but so far as
reported, no collision marked the in
auguration of the strike. The work
men seemed very quiet but determined.
Tho men of each factory selected In
advance a certain number to act as
pickets for the purpose of preventing
any attempt to Introduce strike break
ers into the factories.
MACHINE GUNS IN RIGA
Many Gendarmes Are Disarmed by the
Revolutionaries
By Associated Press.
RIGA, Dec. 21. — Eight machine guns
have reached here from St. Petersburg.
Many gendarmes who are coming in
from various stations along the rail
road tell that they were disarmed by
revolutionaries.
Two squadrons of dragoons have ar
rived after a perilous night inarch
through a hostile country from Sage
wold, whence they were forced to re
tire after . their quarters had been
burned over their heads.
A train carrying gold for the branch
of the state bank arrived safely. It
was attacked by revolutionaries near
Walck, but the attack wa3 repulsed
by troops.
WARSAW IN DARKNESS
Fifty Thousand Factory Hands Idle.
Troops in Barracks
By Associated press.
WARSAW, Dec. 21.— The town is in
darkness and the theaters and clubs
are closed. . The employes of the.mu
nicipalities have abundoned their work.
Fifty thousand factory hands are idle.
The troops are conlined to the bar
racks and every possible preparation
for eventualities has been made.
The strikers' pickets are all over the
city persuading or threatening those
who are reluctant to join the strike
There have been some cases of disor
der and a few conflicts.
Railroad Men Strike
By Associated Fress
WARSAW, Russian Poland, Dec. 21.
—The employes of the Moscow and
Brest railroad have obeyed the order
to strike. The other lines entering
Warsaw are still in operation.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER as, 1905.
SUCCESSOR TO
MITCHELL SEATED
SENATE ADJOURNS UNTIL JAN
UARY 4
Greater Part of Day's Session Is De
voted to Consideration of Cre.
dentlals of Mr. Gearln
of Oregon
By Associated Prentg.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— After n
session o( a little more than an hour's
duration the senate today adjourned
until January i. Only about half the
session wua legislative In character,
and the greater part of that time was
devoted to a discussion of the regular
ity of the credentials of Mr. Gearln.
who succeeds Mr. Mitchell ns senator
from Oregon. The credentials were ac
cepted and Mr. Oearln was sworn In.
John M. Gearln, the newly appointed
senator from Oregon, was present in
the senate chamber today when the
senate convener!. Ills credentials were
presented by his colleague, but before
he took the oath of office Mr. Bur
iows, chairman of the committee on
elections, interposed' an objection, say-
Ing that the certificate of election was
defective In that it was provided that
Mr. Gearln shall serve "until his suc
cessor is elected."
Mr. Burrows said that tlie governor
had no constitutional right- to place
such a restriction upon the appoint
ment. He, however, withdrew the ob
jection after Mr. Spooner and Mr. Tel
ler had suggested that the certificate
Is not without precedent.
Mr. Spooner agreed that the words
objected to were surplusage, but point
ed out that they do not invalidate the
appointment, which, he said, was regu
lar In other respects. >
Mr. Gearln was then escorted by Mr.
Pulton to the vice president's desk,
where the oath of office wus adminis
tered.
Mr. Genrln took a seat on the Demo
cratic side of the chamber.
He is the first Democrat to occupy a
peat In the senate from Oregon since
18S7, when Mr. Slater retired from that
body.
The bill extending for one year the
time allowed the Council City and
Solomon River, company of Alaska for
the completion of its line was passed.
At 12:30 p. m. the senate went into
executive session nnd at l.:10 p. m.
adjourned until January 4, 1906.
Brief Session in House
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— There was
but a ten minutes session of the house
today when the holidny adjournment
until January 4 was taken. Two
speeches, one attacking and the other
defending the cotton crop estimates of
the government were to have been
made, but permission was granted to
print these speeches in the record. Mr.
Payne announced "Our oratory seems
to have been exhausted," and without
extending further invitation to any
member for a speech the ; adjournment
was declared by the speaker. '
PHILIPPINES BIDS REJECTED
Proposals for Railroad Construction
Not According to Terms
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 21.— A1l the bids
for concessionary contracts or grants
for the construction of railroads in the
Philippine islands recently submitted
to the bureau of insular affairs were
today rejected because of departures
from the terms of the circular calling
for proposals. Secretary Taft, after a
number of conferences with Gov
Wright and Mr. Forbes of the Philip
pine committee and Col. . Edwards,
chief of the insular bureau, today de
cided to readvertise for proposals, and
January 20, af 10 a. m., has been fixed
as the date for the opening of new
bids for these concessions. The terms
will be modified in some particulars.
Where bidders proposed to construct
the road without guarantee they will
be limited in their bids only by the
terms of the Philippine government
railroad acts of 1902 and 1903. But
where the bidders wish to take advan
tage of a guarantee of a certain inter
est on their Investment they can vary
from the original invitation to bid
only in point of time or In the cost of
contsruction per mile, as affected by
contractors' profits. As to the lattet
the Philippine government reserves tht
right to fix the maximum cost of the
road and the time in which the road
can be completed. The contractors'
profits will ■be Important considera
tions in making the awards. •
New circulars will be prepared at
once for the guidance of those who
may wish to enter the competition for
the railroad concessions in the Philip
pines. Since the opening of the bids
under the original call for proposals
Secretary Taft, the representatives oi
the Philippine government here and
Col. Edwards have devoted a great
deal of time to their consideration and
today determined upon the action an
nounced.
No Canal Bonds Now
By Assocluted Press.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— Secretary
Shaw today stated that, although the
Panama canal bill, which has just
passed congress, perfected the legisla
tion relating to the sale of Panama
bonds and makes It possible to issue
them at any time, the treasury depart
ment does not contemplate an Imme
diate issue.
At present conditions for an Imme
diate issue are . not so favorable as
they are likely to be later on. An Im
mediate, sale would withdraw money
from channels of trade where It Is now
needed to the amount of the Issue.
Canal Bill Signed
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.— President
Roosevelt today signed the bill passed
by congress appropriating $11,000,000
for the Panama canal. This is the first
law created by the present session of
congresß.
Secretary Hitchcock 111
Uy AHS'iniiii-il Hrees.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.-Secretary
of the Interior Hitchcock is confined
to his home as the result of a severe
cold. Upon the advice of his physi
cian he will not venture out for sev
eral days. t
British Bark Wrecked
Special . to The Herald.
LONDON, Dec. 21.— Advices from
Auckland. N. Z., received toduy nay
the British bark ThtHtle, from I'ori
luiid, Ore.,, for Port Plrle, : Australia,
vvus «ivrk<-d November v on I'ulmers
ton island. Polynesia, All on board
were suvuU
TO COMPLETE RAILROAD
Eastern and New Mexico Capitalist!
Will Join to Finish Santa
Fe Central
Hy Associated Ires*.
PITTSHtJRO, Dec. 21.—Announce
ment Is made that the' Mstern nnd
New Mexlcnn rnpltallstn will jnln the
Pittsbutg holders of the unfinished
Santa Fe Centrnl railroad of Now
Mexico, and complete It. A syndi
cate hns derided to take up the In
complete railroad property, subscribe
$fioo,ooo and complete the rond which
runs through a rich coal territory to
101 Paso. Francis .T. Torranre, presi
dent of the company, la In New York
arninglnß the flnnl details.
The lorni holders) of the Santa Fe
Central any they will not have to sell
the road but with the eastern and New
Mexican men Joining forces, will lie
nble to duplicate it and meet all the
obligations that nre now held by th"
defunct Enterprise National bank of
Allegheny, Pa.
ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE
OF PRESIDENT REYES
PROMINENT MEN IN BOGOTA
ARRESTED
Among the Suspects Are Former
Minister of Cabinet and Five
Leaders of the Opposition— At.
tack Causes Surprise
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.— The state
department has received Information by
cable that an attempt was made in
Bogota yesterday to dispose of Presi
dent Reyes, ns an incident to a plot
for overturning the government. In
consequence there were many arrests
of prominent men who are to bo tried
by court-martial today. Among them
were a former minister of the cabinet
and five leaders of the opposition. No
details are given of the reasons for
the attempt upon Gen. Reyes.
The officials at the Colombian lega
tion tonight express surprise at the
news from Bogota, ns they state it is
the first intimation they have had that
there is any feeling against Reyes.
Mr. Trluna, the secretary of the lega
tion, who is in charge of the affnirs In
the absence of Minister Mendoza, who
is in New York, said tonight:
"I am at a loss to understand the
reasons for any plot against President
Reyes. He Is extremely popular and
ilurlnff his administration as president
has mado every effort to appease the
members of all the political elements
In the country. There Is practically
only one party in Colombia now, though
of course there will always develop ele
ments of opposition in all governments.
The constitutional convention held some
time ago made provision whereby Gen.
Reyes was to hold the office of presi
dent for ,'a period of ten years, after
which It was to be filled by the Incum
bent for a period of four years as in
the United States.
"Any revolutionary movement against
Gen. Reyes has no prospect of success.
Of this I am confident. The presi
dent Is very popular with the army
and although the soldiers are engaged
In, work on the public roads they al
ways are within reach so that they can
be called in an emergency.
"I had letters today from both Presi
dent Reyes and the minister of foreign
affairs and there was nothing In them
to indicate. l' vidences o( dissatisfaction
with the government or the formation
of any plot to overthrow it."
DEATHS OF THE DAY
Moses Marks, Stockton
By Associated Press.
STOCKTON, • Dec. 21.— Moses Murks,
one of the oldest of the early settlers
of Stockton, passed away at his resi
dence here this morning at the age of
84 years. The deceased had been a
jeweler In the early days, but retired
from business., years ago. He: was
widely respected and esteemed. The
deceased leaves a widow, two sons and
two married daughters — Mrs. -M. P.
Stein of this city and Mrs. Meyer Jacob
of Tacoma. \ ,~U-
Col. W. H. Clapp, Hartford, Conn.
iy Associated Press.
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21.— C01.
Wm. H. Clapp (retired) died here today
after an illness of several months. He
wns born In Mentor, 0., September 7,
1.536. He entered the volunteer service
in the Union army in 1861 as a private
and rose to the rank of lieutenant col
onel because of gallant and meritorious
conduct. After the war he entered the
regular army, and upon his retire
ment in 1900 was advanced to the rank
of colonel.
Horatio Ray Miller, New York
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.— Word was re
ceived In this city yesterday of the
death in London of Horatio Ray Miller
of this city. Mr. Miller died of pneu
monia on the eve of his departure for
this country, after a tour In Europe.
Searching for Connors' Relatives
Uy Associated Press.
STOCKTON, Dec. 21.— The local au
thorities are searching for the three
sisters of Frank Connors, whose skull
was crushed by falling from a gang
plank of the steam barge H. K. Wright
late last night. They reside In San
Francisco and are married. Connors
was formerly employed by Wainwrighl
& Kaston In San Francisco and his re
mains are at the morgue.
Boodler Goes to Jail
By Associated Press.
MILWAITKKK, Dec. 21.—Ex-Alder
man llobert i Rudolph was sentenced
today to cne year in the Milwaukee
house of correction, being found guilty
of soliciting a bribe of $100 from former
City Attorney Charles 11. Hamilton in
3901 to secure the- passage -of .an ex
penso bill through the common council.
Goes to Old People's Home
Uy Associated Press.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 21.— Today li\
lonely old age. William H. Taylor, gov
ernor of Wisconsin from 1874 to 187b,
went to live ut the Old People's home
near this city.
In a notable fight before trie; supreme
court Gov. Taylor established the right
of the state to regulate corporations.
Dies From Exposure
Uy Aeßoclated Press.
OAKLAND, Dec. 21.— The body of
Martin Gallagher, an aged Inmate of
the county infirmary, who wandereu
away from that Institution on- Sunday
night, was found' today hanging to ;»
barbed wire fence, In which the cloth-
Ing was entangled. It Is believed that
the old man died from exposure and
starvation. iStNMKInI
San Jose Woman Kills Herself
By Associated Press.
fAN JOBK, Deo. 21.— Mrs. May
Muloney, uged 27, wife of a young me.
chunk', shot herself through the tem
ple tonight, dying instantly. DetiponU
tiuy due to continued Illness wns the
CUUBtt,
ODELL ATTACKS
THE PRESIDENT
SAYS HE AND HIGGINS TRY TO
WRECK PARTY
Declares Their Action la Due to Their
Own Personal Ambitions — Speak.
ershlp Fight Cause
of Row
By Associated Prass.
NEW YORK, Dec, 21.— Former Gov
ernor B, B. Odell, chairman of the Re
publican state committee, made a
statement today in which he charged
President Roosevelt and Governor Hlg
glns with a deliberate attempt to
wreck the Republican party of this
Btate for their own personal ambi
tions. He declared that If disaster en
sued they, not he, will be responsible.
Mr. Odell's accusations were a part of
his comment on the situation growing
cut of the contest In the Republican
party In this state for speakershlp of
the New York state assembly. Mr.
Odell declared himself In favor of X
A. Merrltt, Jr., several days ago.
On Monday last Governor Hlggln;
came out in favor of J. W. Wadsworth
jr.
Mr. Odell said today:
"I notice that Governor Ulgglns aald
he never wns for Merrltt. Hhortly after
the election I went to Governor Hlg-
Kins and asked him whom he was for
for speaker. He eliminated all but
Merrltt, and said that neither New
Ycrk nor Buffalo could have It because
it would stir up opposition against
the cities. I asked him If Merrltt
would be satisfactory to him and he
asked me to see Merrltt and aßk him
some questions. I saw Merrltt and re
ported to the governor and he said
he was satisfied. I clearly understood
ho was for Merrltt and wns never bo
surprised as when he switched his trol
ley. Thla Is the worst fuse of du
plicity In politics I have ever known.
Mr. Merrltt Is absolutely right in say-
Ing 1 that the governor agreed to sup
port him. He told the governor he
would stay out of the contest if the
governor wanted him to do so.
Blames Roosevelt
"Led by the collarless and eoatless
young man wha took us all to defeat In
1891 (apparently referring to J. Sloat
Fassett), William ttarnes, jr., Col.
George W. Dunne and othei-s with sore
thumbs visited Washington and stirred
up this trouble. If President Roose
velt had the good of the party at heart
he could have sent for me at any time
and I would have been glad to confer
with him for the sake of obtaining har
mony in the party. If that had been
done, all this trouble would have been
avoided without warfare.
"I charge President Roosevelt and
Governor Hlggins with deliberately
trying to wreck the Republican party
in this state for their own personal
ambitions. If this means party dis
aster, they and not I and my friends
nre responsible. They and not I are
to blame.
"So far as gratitude is concerned.
Governor Hlggins certainly owed me
something. Instead of putting out the
hand of friendship, he chose to throw
stones at those who have been his
friends. Hlggins could have told me
that he did not want me nor Merrltt
to be In this affair; but instead he
throws stones. If the president wanted
reform I was friendly and they could
have had it. I charge him and Gov
ernor Hlggins with injecting their per
sonalities Into this matter. Their har
mony consisted of 'knocking." They
had time to write letters In support
of District Attorney Jerome in the
last city election, but never said a
word for Ivins. There was no cause
for friction. Mr. Halpin (chairman of
the county Republican committee) was
willing to go to Washington and see
the president. They have done the
damage and will have to take the con
sequences.
"The president sent for Olcott (for
merly candidate for chairman of the
New York County Republican com
mittee) and then threw him down."
Speaking of the candidacy of Con
gressman Herbert Parsons for chair
man of the New York county commit
tee, Mr. Odell said:
Trouble Due to Fassett
"Parsons' idea of party harmony is
to throw bricks at my friends. There
was no talk of Odell or anti-Odell in
the county committee. The trouble
was. all . due to Mr. Fassett. He
changes oftener than the tides. We
are In for harmony if we have to fight
for it.
"I make the prediction that Wads
worth will not be elected as speaker.
We will put him out."
Mr. Odell says he does not know
whom the Hlggins following will sup
port for state chairman.
"Is It Fassett?" was asked.
"I hope so," said Mr. Odell.
At a dinner of Republicans of the
Thirty-fifth assembly district in the
Bronx last night Mr. Odoll told those
present that he intends to remain as
chairman of the Btate committee until
the party indicates that It wanta a
change. Influence from no matter how
high a source, he said, will not affect
his attitude.
State Senator Maltby, speaking of
the speakei-Rhip imbroglio, declared
today that Governor Higgins' action
In naming Wadsworth as his candi
date for speaker was an "impeachable
offense."
"I never knew of such coercion,"
continued the senator. "The governor
announces himself for Wadsworth and
then up steps his insurance commis
sioner, who haß retained his position
under considerable dltllcultles, and de
clares that his three men are for
Wadsworth.
"Then Railroad Commissioner. Al
drtdge, whom Governor Higgins ap
pointed lately, also announces himself
loi Wadsworth and the effect of the
governor's coercion Is evident, Is It
not?"
"Can you say • whether you intend
to take steps to Impeach the gover
nor?".
"That depends on what more Is done
In the matter. I shall hold that in re
serve."
HIGGINB MAKES REPLY
Relates Last Conference With Odell
In New York
By Associated Press.
ALBANY, Deo. 21.— Governor Hig
b'lnß tonight replied In part to the
statement made la New York today
by former Governor Ji. D. Odell, Jr.,
chulriuun of the ltepublli'uu klhiv com
mittee, in reference to the governor's
action in proposing. Assemblyman
James 'W. Wads worth of Livingston
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nnd Hlft Frlrnti"; WhlntllnK Tom llrnnun Orphrtim Motion I'lrfnrrK. showing
T.n.tent Noveltlp*. l,ant week of Xv« nrarnft A Co., In "An Kploodo of Modern
L,ifo." Evening Trices 10c, 25c, fiOc.
/^3o>?Vf> OPFBJt Hfttitß MAIN Sl*., T!*t. First «nd Beeonl.
M^UJtMU Ul UKSt ttUUJti phones: Main 19ti7; Horn* 4U.
*"* TIIK FAMIIiT TTIRATER
AtlTllUß C. AIBTONB COiMPANY tn the American Comedy Drama t
Shadows on the Hearth
Original cast ns «ei>n for 150 nights In New York.
Entlia Wllllnins. Jnmrs M. Rrophy and 20 others.
Next week— -"AT TTtH OIJ) CKOSS ItOADSr
Mntlnors Piindily, Tiiewrlny nml Pnliirtlny, lOn nnd 2iir. Kviilngs TQc, 2fic, 5}C.
JtfASON OPERA HOUSE !!c^e c \ V ,^lnn«r.
vwm. TONIOHT-MATINBB TOMORROW— AND TOMORROW NIOHT-Tho \V.
T. Carleton Opera Company presents tho surpassingly brilliant comic opera,
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Tty the author of "Dolly Vnrden." A superb orgnnlzntlon of singing nrtlsts. A pnl-
rlotlo masterpiece. Costumed with exquisite tnsto. A unique ballet of pretty hoop-
skirted lassies. Seats now on Bale. PlUCl2B— Nights, 23c, Bflo. ">c, $1.(X) and 11.60.
Matinee, iSe. 500. 7'ic and $1.00. TIST,KIMIONKB 70.
JtfASOX OPERA HOUSE "^
" ¥M - XMAfI MATtNKK AND AM, WEEK OF MONDAY, DEC. 23-'Tvo met
no many of you college eomedlnns 1 nln't got n laugh left In my system." Henry
W. Savage offers George. Ade's record company,
THE COLLEGE WIDOW
Seats now on sale. PKICKB— COC. 7."r. $1,00 and J1.60. PHONES 79.
JpCOT PARK ~~ ~~ ~~~ Races! Races!!
Los Angeles Jockey Club
Six Races Every WeeK Day, Starting at
1:40 P. M.
Orand Concert Every Friday by Frankenstein's Orpheum Orchestra.
Saturday, Dec. 16, tho California Club Handicap. A hnncllcap sweep-
stake for 2-year-olds, $1250 added, one mile.
Admission $1 to grounds and grandstand. J, W. BUOOKS,
City Offices, RlO-811 Bradbury Building. Manager.
BELASCO THEATER bklasco. mayer & co., Proprietor*
c^^TJUW I nc^XICK. Phones: Main 3380: Home 267.
TONIGHT— AII This Week. MATINEE TOMORROW. Tho Oreut Comedy
Success—
Mistakes Will Happen
Three hours of fun nnd good holiday cheer. Nothing but fun all night. Prices:
Nights, 25c tn 7Bc. Thursday and Saturday Matinees, 2oc to BOr.
XMAB WEKK-JAMKB K. UACKETT/8 BIG SUCCESS, "THE CRISIS."
JLf OROSCO'S BURBAMK THEATER sixth* main
TONIGHT— ALL, WEEK— MATINEE SATURDAY,"
THE MERCHANT- OF VENICE
Win. Desmond ns "Bassanlo." Blanche Hiill as "Portia." Henry Stoekbrldge ■as
"Launcclot." John W. Burton as "Gobbo." Earle Ryder as ""Gt-ntlano." Leo
Cooper us "Shylock." Specially enfjaned.
Next Week— "LOST. STRAYED OR STOLEN." A musical comedy. 40 pretty
show girls. Every Hnrbnnkrr In cast. Xmns Matlnnn Mnndny.
QHUTES Today— Admission 10c
CHIAFFARELLI'S ITALIAN EAND
Open Air Matlneo Program will Include ".MAGIC KLIITE OVERTURE," "LA ■
CSIOCONDA," "OTHELLO," "DIXIE FANTASIE," ETC.
Evening Program in Theater will comprise "TANNIIAUBBR OVERTURE."
"ALBUM LEAF," "ATHAUA," SOPRANO SOLO BY MME. ALICE de CHAU-'
VENET. ETC jj^^ j^jj y.^ I( J 0RR0 P £ VILLAGE
TWENTY-FIVE HEAD HUNTERS! BASKET AND RUG WEAVING. SUN
DANCES. WARDANCES. ETC. _.
£ASE BALL-CHUTES PARK *$ oo n t % ?£.&% \& m " Bharp
Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association of Los Angeles
TUFTS-LYON LOS ANGELES POLICE
VI. VI.
DTAS-CLINE LOS ANGELES FIREMEN
General admission 25c. Reserved seals, grand stand, 10c extra.
CASA VERDUGO
jigfßgmf^: IV s ie typical feature of life in Southern Cali-
fornia — an old adobe restaurant, conducted as it
/jf*i£§ffl^&<u\ should he. with a menu that is the best to be had.
AfrojrofVKft^ml . A picturesque little ride of eight miles
The Pacific Electric Railway
Cars From Sixth and Main Streets
"PURE WHISKY," IS THE NEW
SLOGAN OF MAYOR McAIEER
"Pure whisky" is the slogan of.
Mayor McAleer and the board of
health. Last night, when the board
met in the mayor's office, the city
chemist reported that a certain
wholesale liquor store on Fourth
street was sellling a decoction of burnt
sugar, fusel oil and high wines, which
are In reality a third class alcohol,
under the name of pure old whisky
bottled in bond and aged in the wood.
The stuff is put up in attractive look-
Ing little vases and jugs which sell
for a dollar each. When the report
was finished the mayor said: "I be
lieve that the board of health has no
jurisdiction over this case for the
county for speaker of the state assem
bly.
The governor's statement was made
verbally, but dictated with more than
ordinary care and deliberation to the
group of newspaper correspondents.
He said:
"I have read the statement Gov
eronr Odell sent out this afternoon
from New York and published In the
evening papers, in which he states
I Bald I would not be for any can
didate for speaker of the assembly
from either the large cities of the state.
I think he must have forgotten our
last conference In New York last Fri
day.
"Previous to my going to New York
I had learned through several members
of the assembly that called on me that
Governor Odell wua using my name
for the purpose of securing pledges
for Mr. Merrltt for speaker. I asked
him by what authority he was using
my name. He told me he thought that
at a conference a month previous he
Bald to me that Mr. Merrltt was the
proper man for the place. I then
asked him If he would agree upon
any other candidate— any man In the
legislature. He told me he would not:
that ho was pledged to Mr. Merrltt
and Mr. Merntt would not withdraw.
I do not oare to discuss with Governor
Odell through the press questions of
honesty or dishonesty.
"So far as the future of the Repub
lican party Is concerned I think that
I can safely be trusted with the press
and the people ass to whether my action
Is wise or unwise."
Parsons Is Winner
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Deo. 23, 2:80 a. m.—
Congressman Herbert W, Parsons wui,
fSive^SromS 0 KJiulmo >5 /p, £ on every
i whisky Is not adulterated. It Is not
whisky at all. This place charges
large enough prices tb sell the best
of liquor and although as a member
of the board of health I can do noth
ing, as a member of the police commls-
Bion I can do something and that is
to take away the license of the man
conducting the place.
"There Is no reason why a man
should be swindled into buying that
sort of stuff than there Is for his buy
ing milk that Is half water.
"It is a small sort of a swindle at
best and If It is possible I will stop the
sale of that junk for whisky In this
city. It is nothing short of outrageous
and I will put a stop to it if I am able." 1
elected chairman of the New York
county Republican committee by ac
clamation.
FRIGHTENS THIEF WITH LAMP
Burglar in Sleeping Room Takes
Flight When Brilliant Rays Are
Thrown In His Face
By Hashing a pocket electric light
In the face of a burglar that .' wa»
entering his room at 737 Hartford
avenue at 1:30 o'clock this morning, C.
M. Tuston frightened the intruder so
that he leaped out of the room and
made his escape.
Tuston was awakened by n grating
sound that proved to bo the raising of
the window. After he gained con
sciousness, Tuston realized that some
one was entering through the window
and seeking to frighten the thief, he
flashed the lamp In his face.
BOY ROBS AGED SOLDIER
Strikes Crippled Warrior Between
Eyes and Rifles Pockets Be.
fore Several Onlookers
W. D. Harris, an Inmate of the Sol
diers' home, was knocked down ami
robbed of a gold watch, two rings and
$15 by a mere boy at Third and Main
streets shortly before Z o'clock ' this
morning. Pedestrians heard the cry
of Harris and saw the thief run but
were unable to capture him. ' '
According to the police the lad ap
proached Harris, who Is SO years old,
and struck him between the eyes.
After rifling his pockets the boy made
his escape.

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